Does tennis great John McEnroe have a history of histrionics?
But I take issue with media outlets like Page Six calling his recent comments about New York City cyclists a ‘rant.’
My neighbor was simply speaking the truth.
McEnroe was speaking with ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr at a Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee luncheon when he made the remarks, citing his experience as a cyclist himself.
I didn’t attend the luncheon, but his remarks in the article give an accurate account of the majority of cyclists’ behavior in Central Park. They travel at dangerous speeds, don’t break for pedestrians, and have caused numerous injuries and even a few deaths.
I personally appreciate someone of McEnroe’s stature bringing attention to this situation.
Remember when we had unbiased media who filed the stories?
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People were horrified at first at the mere mention of a Ghostbusters reboot.
An all-female cast? Blasphemy.
Then names like Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock were tossed around. And director Paul Feig tweeted a confirmation that the remake was indeed happening.
Now the tide appears to have turned, and everyone is stoked. Actresses that aren’t even known for comedy are publicly ‘begging’ to be cast.
Gillian Anderson, for example.
True, she’s got plenty of experience hunting otherworldly creatures on The X-Files…but comedy?
Not so much.
But when I think about some of the biggest moves I’ve made in my career, they didn’t start with your typical cover letter-resume-interview. I picked up the phone and asked for the job. Who knows? Might work the same in Hollywood.
So, go get ‘em, Gillian.
You could be exactly what this crazy redo needs.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. — Jules Renard
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Columbus Day is a weird holiday.
I mean — if I worked in an office, I’d love the day off as much as the next person. But celebrating the life of a man who enslaved and tortured Native Americans is a bit distasteful.
So today I pay tribute instead to a different holiday –
Thank you, Canada, for so many amazing celebs who entertain us all in television and film –
I’m know there are also female Canadian actors to be thankful for, but hey — it’s my blog.
I know what I like.
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I didn’t see Edge of Tomorrow when it was in theaters.
I thought the ‘Groundhog Day meets Aliens’ premise sounded interesting — and goodness knows its reviews on RottenTomatoes.com were very fresh — but I just never saw it.
(Based on its box office numbers, several people had the same attack of inertia.)
But now it’s OnDemand, so I finally watched it today. And it’s good.
The Groundhog Day conceit is handled with a lot of humor, and it doesn’t feel repetitious. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt also do a bit of role reversal in this film, with Emily occupying the skilled warrior role and Tom the clueless PR mouthpiece.
It’s nice that Tom can make fun of this action hero self.
Not that he isn’t a pretty fast learner…
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It’s Only a Play, which is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, has an embarrassment of stars in its cast.
F. Murray Abraham. Matthew Broderick. Stockard Channing. Rupert Grint. Nathan Lane. Megan Mullally.
And the book by Terrence McNally is hilarious — as topical as this week’s headlines and taking swings at every celebrity in Hollywood (including a few on stage).
The laughs just keep on coming.
But if you are lucky enough to experience this hysterical evening, the real star is the one face you don’t recognize in the photo — newcomer Micah Stock, who makes his Broadway debut amongst this group of A-listers. His deadpan delivery, spot-on timing and musical number (that is a perfect send-up of Broadway itself) brought down the house and the actors on stage.
It’s Only a Play, but it’s the best one I’ve seen in years.
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I love Bill Hader and the characters he played on Saturday Night Live.
Stefan is legendary.
But Hader hosting SNL three weeks into the new season? He only left last spring. That will make two episodes without him before his triumphant return.
Can you say premature celebration?
As a wise friend told me once, give people a chance to miss you.
(Incidentally, I have taken this advice about as well as Bill.)
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